A new toll management system has been launched by e-Logics, and represents some good news for a gloomy transport industry anticipating the administration challenges that will come with electronic tolling on Gauteng's freeways. Dubbed “TxPoint”, it is designed to help fleet owners administer their e-toll obligations and manage the associated costs.
Johann van der Westhuizen, managing director of business applications and systems integrator e-Logics, elaborates: “The impact of e-toll on owners of corporate and public fleets, fleet leasing companies, logistics service providers, vehicle rental companies and vehicle retailers and dealerships, extends way beyond just payment of toll fees. Fleet owners will need to accurately retrieve, allocate and recover e-toll costs in real-time at various levels, from employees to cost centres and customers. Deployment of e-tags will need to be tracked and controlled daily.”
Fifty vehicles passing under 10 gantries per day in a five-day work week will translate into 10 000 transactions. “The sheer volume of transactions and required validations makes it impossible for fleet owners to manage e-tolling transactions without a toll management system,” he stresses.
TxPoint, Van Der Westhuizen explains, enables automated, real-time fleet vehicle and e-tag administration. It is designed for companies that own and manage medium to large fleets.
Fleet owners, he adds, need to know immediately about incidents such as duplicate number plates, incorrect toll costs or discounts applied and potential misuse of e-tags. “As a result of us working with fleet owners to identify their needs, the system provides relevant data and accurate calculations to make the transition to e-toll management easy.
“A further benefit of TxPoint is that it is well positioned to provide for the management of AARTO (Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences) fines, once this demerit legislation is passed and implemented,” Van Der Westhuizen concludes.
TxPoint is being implemented by the operating companies of IMPERIAL Logistics. The system is available to any small, medium and large fleet owner on a monthly subscription basis.
e-Logics provides customer-centric solutions in business applications and systems integration. Through exceptional domain expertise, world-class technology capabilities and people alignment skills, it is a business partner that provides solutions that work. Its core competencies are in supply chain and logistics management, physical asset management and government solutions. e-Logics has long-term partnerships, having delivered tangible business improvement to companies in the retail, transportation, media and communications, manufacturing, mining, property and services sectors. Clients include Pick n Pay, Media24, Anglo American Platinum, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Metrorail, Traffic Management Technologies (TMT), Transnet Freight Rail and Transnet Rail Engineering. For further information, please visit www.e-logics.co.za.
IMPERIAL Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain leader that moves business and industry through innovation, inspiration and foresight. Through its established southern African and international divisions, IMPERIAL Logistics' service delivery comprises fundamental logistics and end-to-end supply chain management solutions to blue-chip customers in almost every industry. As a preferred logistics outsource provider, IMPERIAL Logistics positions itself as an extension of its customer's business, building its customer's brand alongside its own. IMPERIAL Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, categorised into six key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight, Integration Services, Africa and Bulk Commodity Services. IMPERIAL Logistics International comprises four operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, neska, IMPERIAL Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For further information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.